Building more than 75 high-performance homes in his 24-year career, Joe shares his advice on building a successful high-performance homebuilding company. He will talk in depth about the changes he experienced with his company, the impact of culture on an organization’s success and failure, how Midori Uchi caught media attention and fueled consumer interest in high-performance homes, learning from mentors, understanding the needs of the homeowner, and looking ahead at what may happen over the next decade in this residential construction industry.
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About the Mentor, Joe Geluch, President, Naikoon Contacting Ltd.
Born on Haida Gwaii, Joe became immersed in construction from a young age. He started his construction career as a laborer on construction sites with his father’s company and has moved through almost all ranks and positions in the construction business. He is proudly a Red Seal Carpenter, a Gold Seal Project Manager, a Certified Housing Professional and a born businessman who has spent over 20 years in the industry.
Joe is an awarded entrepreneur who has founded several companies in the construction space including Naikoon Contracting Ltd, a boutique, full-service construction firm specializing in a diverse range of innovative projects throughout BC. Joe has led his construction teams to over 40 awards locally, provincially and nationally and has been recognized personally with numerous awards including environmental, community and entrepreneurial awards. Joe’s industry and community impact include founding “Construction Cares” community fundraiser event and being a founding member of Canada’s Net Zero Energy Housing Council. Other volunteer work includes chairing the CHBA-BC Technical Research Committee, BCIT carpentry advisory committee, and Municipal Advisory Design panels, to name a few.
Joe is committed to developing the Naikoon group of companies into a national success story. He is passionate about carbon neutrality, Virtual Construction, Off-Site Construction and Mass Timber as well as continuing to develop key leadership staff and young apprentices who are ready to lead the modern-day world of construction. In his spare time, he enjoys relaxing and spending time with his wife and son.
Website: Naikoon Contacting Ltd.
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